How we started

Before we found our feet, we started from scratch with just an idea and a small spending spree! So how did we come to be?


This is the story of how we came to become to be one of the leading special effects event photography companies in our field.


My name is Simon, and I founded Fotofantasies in 2010 as a direct result of my own wedding experience. We were having difficulties finding a supplier to give us an authentic 18th Century photo shoot with props of the period and so embarked on a quest to find a freelance photographer who would satisfy our slightly unusual needs.


We didn't just want a photographer, we wanted instant printouts, small photographs to be inserted into ornate name places and large photos for the guests and guest book. We also wanted the photos to be projected into the main hall so that images of the evening could be watched by our guests. To add to that, the space we had available was up some narrow stairs and therefore a photo booth was out of the question. It seemed that sepia coloured photographs would suit the theme, so that was a requirement too. Luckily we found a local photographer who was very keen to take the job on and so plans were drawn up to make it happen.


The big day finally approached. Having witnessed our guests enjoying themselves and queuing up to have their pictures taken, the seeds of Fotofantasies were sown. It was later on in the evening when the photos were being projected on to the ten foot screen that I realised how much entertainment this was giving to everyone on the dance floor and how I just had to offer this fantastic service to the public.


Two months later Fotofantasies as we know it was born. Having taken the original concept from our wedding, we built and refined the process and now offer something quite original, but also affordable. We hope that you will find out for yourself how memorable our services could make your event.


Simon Donn - Founder of Fotofantasies